About China Wiki


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China Wiki is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project. China Wiki's articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with information about China.

China Wiki is written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world. Anyone with internet access can make changes to China Wiki articles.

Visitors do not need specialized qualifications to contribute. China Wiki's intent is to have articles that cover existing knowledge, not create new knowledge (original research). This means that people of all ages and cultural and social backgrounds can write China Wiki articles. Most of the articles can be edited by anyone with access to the Internet, simply by clicking the edit this page link. Anyone is welcome to add information, cross-references, or citations, as long as they do so within China Wiki's editing policies and to an appropriate standard. Substandard or disputed information is subject to removal. Users need not worry about accidentally damaging China Wiki when adding or improving information, as other editors are always around to advise or correct obvious errors, and China Wiki's software is carefully designed to allow easy reversal of editorial mistakes.

Because China Wiki is an ongoing work to which, in principle, anybody can contribute, it differs from a paper-based reference source in important ways. In particular, older articles tend to be more comprehensive and balanced, while newer articles more frequently contain significant misinformation, unencyclopedic content, or vandalism. Users need to be aware of this to obtain valid information and avoid misinformation that has been recently added and not yet removed (see Researching with China Wiki for more details). However, unlike a paper reference source, China Wiki is continually updated, with the creation or updating of articles on topical events within seconds, minutes, or hours, rather than months or years for printed encyclopedias.

If you have not done so, we invite you to take a few moments to read What China Wiki is (and is not), so that you have an understanding of how to consult or contribute to China Wiki. Further information on key topics appears below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, try the Frequently asked questions, advice for parents, or see Where to ask questions. For help with editing and other issues, see Help:Contents.

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